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and there is more ice in the forecast. >>> and remembering mandela, we're here in south africa as the country celebrates his life and prepares to say farewell. tonight, we look back at a key moment in the struggle against apartheid, and look behind one of the most famous photos of mandela, taken the day he was released from prison. >>> good evening, from soweto on the streets where so much blood was shed in a long and bitter battle against apartheid. streets tonight have been a place of celebration for the life of nelson mandela. much more on that in a few moments. >>> but our top story tonight comes from california, where an 85-year-old american man is home after a seven-week ordeal as a prisoner in north korea. the end of a tense standoff came suddenly, the north korean government saying merrill newman, a korean war vet with a heart condition was released for humanitarian reasons. nbc's mike taibbi is in palo alto with more for us. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the north korean officers say they deported merrill newman, others say he was freed after a detention that never
. thank you for watching our special situation room coverage of the passing of nelson mandela. much more coming up right now on erin burnett "outfront" with jake tapper filling in. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening. you're watching erin burnett "outfront." we're following the news story of nelson mandela, the first black president of south africa. an anti-apartheid icon. he was 95 years old. his passing was announced late this afternoon by south african president jacob zuma. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. but though we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of the profound and enduring loss. >> president obama who met mandela in 2005 said he cannot fully imagine his own life without the example set by mandela. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to follow the example that he set to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. to never disdown the difference that one person can make. to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now
to the ages. >> what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek. >> good evening from washington. in its own way is in a state of mourning tonight. nelson mandela was historic figure, inspiration and role model for africans, south africans, but americans as well in our own troubles racial history and struggle to overcome that mirrored to americans in the life and the struggle and the suffering and then the triumph and the leadership of nelson mandela whose passing at 95 was noted by his successor, south african president, jacob zuma. >> yet, what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. and in him, we saw so much of ourselves. >> reporter: one of those who says he was especially inspired is american president, barack obama, who shared his reaction a few moments ago to the passing of south africa's first black president. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by hopes and not fears. like so
. [ singing ] >> south africa begins its farewell to legendary freedom fighter nelson mandela with a day of prey and reflection. >> south korea expands its air defense zone raising tensions in asia >> and the heartland takes a hit from storms. today it's headed for the east coast [ ♪ music ] >> remembering nelson mandela. today was a day of national reflection. there was no bigger church or congregation than the people at the catholic church in south africa. [ singing ] >> the sounds of soweto, of a nation on what is not just another sunday. [ singing ] >> the congregation of the biggest catholic church in this largely christian country celebrates nelson mandela in song and prayer. similar services in all faiths are held across south africa in a day of reflection. >> we gather here to thank god for his life. we thank god for the blessing he bestowed on this world through the life of madiba. >> this church holds a special place in the history of antiapartheid movement. it was a sanctuary for protesters, sometimes violated by the police. >> so why do you think police threw tear gas insi
. >>> the arrangements are starting to come together now to celebrate the life and legacy of nelson mandela. of course, there's again an outpouring of emotion from all over the world since the 95- year-old passed away yesterday. as you probably know, mandela became south africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in prison for fighting apartheid. south africa's current president said sunday will be a national day of prayer and reflection. then in johannesburg tuesday a memorial service and thenman's body will lie instate -- and then mandela's body will lie instate for three days. he'll be buried in his own country december 15th. president obama has ordered the flag to be lowered to half staff through monday. he and mrs. obama plan to travel to the service and there will be a memorial at the national cathedral wednesday morning at 11:00. >>> i'm bruce leshan at the south africa embassy in d.c. where they have just announced plans for american commemoration of nelson mandela's life. there are books of condolences inside. there will be prayer vigils outside here between 7:00 and 8:00
the world will pay tribute to nelson mandela. a schedule of formal events to honor the president. he died last night at the age of 95. this sunday will be a day of prayer and reflection. on tuesday, there's a memorial in johannesburg stadium. the antiapartheid leader's body will stay for several days before the burial sunday. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with more on the services planned here. shomari? >> reporter: yes, we have services that start, but i must first point out tonight at 7:00 there's a prayer service here in front of the nelson mandela statue. it's worth mentioning that i don't know how many people are going to show up. this weather is really bad out here. i have seen a couple people come here recently. as far as a lot of folks coming out, due to this weather, i don't know how many people are going to show up. many folks are coming to pay tribute to nelson mandela. >> it's a very sad day. >> reporter: carolyn farmer signs a book at the south african embassy sending condolences to mandela's family. >> i
for what promises to be a truly epic memorial for nelson mandela. we will be live which details. first, let's go to kate which this top story. >> we will be checking in which you. let's gen here back at home which a massive winter storm, icing the east coast, air travel is an absolute nightmare. more than 1,100 flights already scrubbed today following 2,100 flights cancelled on sunday. if that's not good, people have been forced to sleep on cots at the airport a. highway nightmare from wisconsin to maryland. hundreds of wrecks. dozens deadly. we have this storm covered beginning which meteorologist indra petersen. how is it looking now? >> no stranger to travel delays. ten hours i was stuck last week on the tarmac. i know i was not alone. this storm wreaked havoc which freezing rain, rain itself and snow and ice across a huge chunk of the country. snow, freezing rain and dangerous ice. >> oh! oh my god. >> reporter: in plano, texas, people caught cascades of ice shooting down from rooftops. >> oh my god. >> reporter: another storm is wreaking havoc across much of the nation t. frej id storm
and reflexion for nelson mandela. services are held in south africa and half a world away in the u.s. to honor his legacy. >> linennon comes krarning down >> peace keepers in the central contr control. >> massive problems in the midwest, a big winter storm pushes towards the east coast. [ music ] >> we begin tonight with a national day of prayer for the man called south africa's greatest son, nelson mandela was the topic in pulpits around the world today. services of all face honored the former president. a steady flow of more thurners candles and stood with others praying for the civil rights leader. there were scenes like this across sfrikdz today. more now from al jazeera nick schifrin. >> nelson mandela talked about a rainbo nation. his struggle wasn't on behalf of black south africans but on behalf of all segregated and humiliated by racist rulers. >> nelson mandela wanted to build a nation united in diversity. citizens of all races and religion say mandela created that had unity. at an interfaith service, south africans celebrated the respect that mandela provided them. >> celebrate. it'
time to come. >> south africa beginnings a week of ser -- ceremonies honouring nelson mandela. crowds left flowers, photographs and balloons outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. a memorial service will be held on tuesday with president obama, george w. bush, and jimmy carter. the man defending nelson mandela's yisent is also speaking out. mike hanna sat with him to talk about the unique relationship. >> there was an excessive part of the government that get-nelson mandela in gaol, and he served under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a
, at that time, it was jordan. >> it was eight years later that nelson mandela became a grow man. >> you add a man that spent 27 years in prison, and the day he was released, he displayed the acumen and energy to the person who has been a president the before. amazing. amazing what insight he had in the minds of people, and for that matter, into world affairs. >> and central to the success of the negotiation process that led to a peaceful transfer of power was mandela's insistence that all could win. >> we handed over power, but we were not capitulating. you do not capitulate and surrender when you do the right thing. you liberate yourself. that's what we he did. it was not a capitulation, it was liberation. >> and a man whohj÷ says he was liberated from a statement nelson mandela made during his trial all those years ago. >> i have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harm knee with equal opportunities. that he concluded by saying it is an ideal which i hope to live for and achieve, but if need be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared
mandela. >> ten minutes to 9:00, three hours ago, a great deal of activity over the past few hours. family members reported here. some reports of a priest arri arriving earlier today. yet, there was so much confusion. two of his daughters are in london tonight at a film premier. the premier, the royal premier of the movie about the life of nelson mandela's long walk to freedom. in the last few minutes, the president of south africa went on television and addressed the nation. it's incredibly late. most people will hear this news when they wake up in the morning. he broke the news and broke the hearts of millions and millions of south africans here. he's the father of the nation. he's the man who made modern south africa and gave 27 years of his life in prison. much of it spent on robin island. he is the icon, he is the man who symbolizes the transition from repression, racial segregation to democracy here. he is more than a father to this nation. he really em bodies the entire spirit of it. so many people here will be reflecting on that life and today reflecting on their own lives, how far
that maybe some have grown to see the greatness of mandela. maybe they're not just going through the moment and not just playing for the time. the way we will know is not that you just memorialize a great man, but you fight for the things that made him great. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> scared as shut downs. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews up in new york. let the start with this tonight. who didn't fear shutting down the government said that only scaredy cats and wimps did have gotten a case of chicken. name your crazy and he or she if they're still talking at all are not talking about shutting down the government. not this week, not this january. oh, they're still talking trash about killing obama care. still talking about the debt, but guess what. they aren't talking about what they did with such bravado this september to october. suddenly the cat's got their tongue. or is it the calendar. with elections coming next year and those on the right with any iq have noticed the one time the democrats saw their
. >>> world leaders, athletes and artists are reflecting on the life of nelson mandela today. as we learn about services being planned in south africa. >> president obama and the first lady say they will travel there for the funeral. >> people of all ages, colors and creeds gathered outside his home in johannesburg. plans for the burial are about to take place. there will be a memorial tuesday. his burial sunday in his hometown. shomari stone is live from the embassy in southwest washington where the flow of visitors has been steady. >> reporter: indeed, the flow has been steady over the last 24 hours. a very sad day here, gloomy like the weather. let me move out the way. you can see the memorial here. this fence was in front of the statue yesterday, but now they moved the fence around the statue so people can drop off, you know, flowers and other things to pay tribute to nelson mandela. let's roll video. hundreds of people have stopped by dropping off candles, notes and photos to honor the former south african president and anti-apartheid leader. he spent 27 years in jail in his fight ag
the former president, nelson mandela. it's the start of a series of events that will lead up to a massive funeral in one week. byron pitts is there. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the wave of humanity continues here, despite the threat of rain in this, the rainy season in south africa. people continue to show up by the hundreds. each day we see the rainbow that is the new south africa. people of all religions, all colors, all united in their affection for this one man, nelson mandela. nelson mandela was not a particularly religious man. today in churches and houses of worship across south africa, prayers and songs for the man who had an abiding faith in the human spirit and in his nation, to move beyond apartheid. >> to keep his legacy going, we need to keep living what he's set out for us. >> he was a hero. he fought for us. he suffered for the whole world. >> reporter: the mood here remains more celebratory than somber. overnight, the family spokesman spoking to the media frp the first time, with mandela's grandson close by. >> in our hearts and souls, he will always be with us. >> rep
. >>> a crowd is going to stay for the official service for nelson mandela. johannesburg, area national day of prayer. members of all faith honored the former president. meanwhile a steady flow of mourners stopped by his home in suburban johannesburg. more now from al jazeera's nick schiff rin. >> nelson mandela always talked about a rainbow nation on behalf of all south africans who were segregated by racist rulers. nelson mandela wanted to build a nation united in diversity. at afternoon interfaith service searchesouth africans celebratee unity that nelson mandela provided them. down the road at an indian rally, perusha thanked him for the difference for her children. >> basically madiba made the change. we were basically part of the deprived lot. we had to use only the baths for indian people. >> her husband suffered the same. he remembers being humiliated just for eating dinner. >> we go out in the evening the buy something to eat and we have to say to the guy, sorry do you serve, and you're more than welcome to buy take aways. >> they have no idea what their parents suffered for them w
in south africa, as the nation mourns the death of nelson mandela. lets take a look live at the crowd gathered at the anti-apartheid leader's home. live now 7:10 p.m. in south africa, as you can see, the flowers and the candles and the cards and the notes and letters of caring and love and remembrance just get bigger and bigger, this as south africa's president has called today a national day of prayer and reflection. live in johannesburg with the very latest on this very special sunday. >> eric, we are just outside of nelson mandela's former, his final home. in fact, inside right now there is yet another prayer service going on that's being relayed to the hundreds and hundreds of people who have gathered here tonight nearby across the country today in churches and synagogues and mosques, filled with workers for the man called the father of south africa. one man with the ex-wife of nelson mandela, winnie, asked for people to pray for the nation. here is more of what we saw and heard earlier today at this wonderful, warm scene. >> it is supposed to be a day of prayer and reflection for
." >> president obama is heading to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service. when he returns, expect him to refocus on what he says is his administration's target for the remainder of his presidency. a tale of two americas, candidate obama vowed to heal a polarized nation but that is proving increasingly difficult. his first term ended by tieing jouj l george w. bush as the most polarizing year ever. look how far the lines really are. it's no surprise since over the past decade the nation's seen a rise in liberal democrats and conservative republicans, it's which way politics to the fringe or center. we search far and wide to find someone who knows politics and elected as a republican governor and served four presidents including one democrat named obama. and the only name we could come up with is huntsman. yes, that's my dad jon. welcome to "the cycle." we've banished luke to the remote camera so you can be surrounded by beautiful women, a man with five daughters -- >> i have to say, i've been at a lot of tables but never been so intimidated. and so honored, i have to tell you, it's
in south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. people here in the streets in soweto once again celebrating his life. we'll tell you about that. we'll tell yo
. the world celebrating and remembering thely of nelson mandela this morning. we will take a look ahead at how they're carrying on his torch. >> >> investigators are on the scene of an alexandria hotel that had to be evacuated overnight. good morning, washington, i'm jummy olabanji. >> i'm autria godfrey. happy to have you along with us this friday morning. stepping outside this morning honestly felt like a rainy summer day. >> exactly. it was amazing, jacqui. >> unbelievable. >> don't get used to it. so much will be happening in the next 48 hours, it is incredible. we're going to go from summer to winter big time. live super doppler will show you the rain in the metro area stopped for now, it is misty from time to time and rain showers north and west of d.c. and that is going to linger on and off throughout the day today. our best window of getting these rain showers will be late, especially in the evening hours and overnight. temperatures today are starting out very warm, in the 60s, but a cold front is going to be moving through within the next few hours and our temperatures are going to st
. >>> life and legacy of nelson mandela. >>> "meet the press" moderator, david gregory, talks about mandela's impact. >>> more of this snowy weather. you saw the pictures coming in. chuck and veronica are fine tuning the forecast and getting the latest as the models come in. >> we are on facebook, on twitter >> live pictures this morning from johannesburg. the 94-year-old died thursday and will be buried one week from today. >> "meet the press" moderator david gregory is hosting this morning's show from new york city. he is joining us live now. good morning, david. >> good morning, angie. >> traveling to south africa to pay their respects to mandela, four u.s. presidents. how significant is their presence? >> it's a huge symbol of what he meant to america and the impact that he had not just on america but the rest of the world. it's been written about overnight and it's significant to say that unlike dr. martin luther king jr. or gandhi, mandela was able to live long enough. he wasn't killed. he was able to see the fruits of that struggle to reach the presidency in south africa and truly a
leader. this headline this morning from "the los angeles times" on the passing of nelson mandela. here in washington and around the country, flags are at half staff to pay tribute to africa's first black president. president obama has ordered flags to remain at half staff until monday. it is friday morning. we are going to take your calls and reflections on nelson mandela. our phone lines are open. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. and our line for independents, (202) 585-3882. mail,an send us an e- journal@c-span.org or you can send us a tweet, @cspanwj. [video clip] i am not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the that thing i ever did involves politics was a protest against apartheid. his works and his writings. the day he was released from prison, a gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they are guided by their hopes and not their fears. globe, iany around the cannot imagine my own life without the example t
, song, and remembrance in honor of nelson mandela. today's national day of prayer and reflection marks the beginning of a week-long program of mourning in his memory. let's go right now to nbc's michelle koh zin ski, who's in the middle of it all. michelle, a good evening your time. what are we seeing? >> reporter: hi, alex. right here this was a fence lined with some flowers outside the mandela property. now it has become several large hills full of flowers lined with people. you can imagine in churches around the world today mandela was mentioned. here today people were basically encouraged to do their own thing, to reflect on the melgszage of this champion of freedom. but in enormous numbers, people felt much better gathering together, includingmembers of mandela's family. it had the feeling of a sunday revival. here a few hundred gathered in a tent at mandela's offices, anything but quietly reflective, full of joy. >> we don't mourn quiet. we need to celebrate. we need to celebrate his life. >> reporter: the gospel choir that performed so many times for mandela in life, felt his lo
was taken off a plane in october. >> it's been two days since the death of nelson mandela and we're looking at live pictures from outside his home in johannesburg. people have been leaving flowers in memory of the former president. meanwhile in washington the embassy has a condolence book for mandela. it's available until 2 tuesday evening on madison avenue. they gathered to remember mandela's legacy. >> reporter: mourners sing hymns honoring the life and legacy of nelson mandela at the south african embassy. people signed condolence books that read friends and relatives. they say he had compassion for humanity and made a sacrificed for the oppressed. spending a quarter of his life in prison for fighting against the apartheid. >> that was an even time. >> reporter: she signed her name. she is visiting d.c. from south africa. >> to see and know and experience a man with such love and compassion that can come out of prison after 27 years without any hatred. >> she along with hundreds of people pay respects leaving flowers, cards, candles and personal notes at the foot of the majestic mandela
bye to nelson mandela. lester is live with the latest. >>> and it is off. prince harry's race to the south pole cancelled. that doesn't mean the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world. >>> from nbc news this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live from south africa and erica hill live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> as wee mentioned, lester hol in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. people here in the streets in soweto once again celebrating his life. we'll tell you about that. we'll tell you about the services held across south africa today from parks to churches as people gather to remember the father of their country. we will also tell you the specific plans now that we know about president obama's visit along with some other u.s. presidents he
as secretary of state under bill clinton. they talked about the recent passing of south african mandela. nelson this is 25 minutes. >> thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. please, thank you. you. your kindto mica for words and good morning. thank you to all of you. i'm thrilled to be here. are here to celebrate those who have dedicated their lives rights movement and we would be remiss if we did not speak as to mica did a little while ago to honor the passing movement'she greatest heros nelson mandela. he was an activist, a prisoner conscious, a statesman and above all a teacher and he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater than the power of hate and the differences of race and matter less than our shared humanity. his presence on this earth will but his lessons will endure in the hearts of millions. in fact become a event as part of what tom talked about an awful lot. it is a sadness ma nelson thisla has passed from world but it is very much the tame kind of story that tom lantos talked about so much. we come together because of that blazer.ina
. travel is becomes near impossible as hundreds of flights are grounded a. >>> remembering nelson mandela. two days after his death, the crowds continue to grow celebrating a fearless man who taught the world about the power of reconciliation. this as his country and the world prepare to honor one of the nation's greatest leaders. saturday, september 7th, 2013. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live from south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> reporter: good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm lester holt in south africa. >> i'm erica hill here in studio 1a with jenna wolf and diagonally diagonally. we are happy you're back. >> i didn't want to come back unless a big news day. >> you were waiting for the big day. lefter is going to be with us from south africa as we cover what shais happening in south africa. >> jenna, welcome. >>> behind me is the mandela house. the house that he lived from in the mid '40s until the early '60s. it is now a museum in this sprawling township near johannesburg, so
as the world prepares to honor nelson mandela. >>> a couple accused in a shocking crime. use the internet to play a deadly game. >> good morning, i'm michaela pereira. >> i'm john berman. it is 5:00 in the east. >>> we begin with this massive deadly storm socking the east coast with storm and ice after wreaking havoc cross nearly half of the country. >> you name it, it's done it. thousands of flights were canceled this weekend and hundreds on hold today. many of the flights in dallas/ft. worth. a huge hub slammed with cold weather and ice. travelers have been stuck there for days waiting for their flights to be rescheduled. this morning alone, more than 700 flights there have been canceled. heavy snow is causing problems at washington, d.c.'s airport. if you're flying today, we feel for you. beyond that, probably a good idea to call your airlines. >> absolutely. if you're picking somebody up at the airport, call ahead. this snow leading to massive pileups including the one we are showing you me racine wisconsin. 60 crashes officials say in that area on sunday. at least one person killed a
of nelson mandela. the sun is setting there now but earlier today crowds gathered at the anti-apartheid leader's home leaving flowers and candles. south africa's president called for a day of prayer and reflection before official services begin on tuesday. greg is live in johannesburg, south africa, with the latest. greg? >> reporter: it's been three days since the passing of nelson mandela. he died in the house just behind me right here. but still the passions and emotions continue to build. it's just approaching 11:00 and there are hundreds and hundreds of people outside of the house. as you can see, mountains of flowers being laid and candles being lit. earlier today in churches as well as synagogues and mosques, prayers were said and the man was remembered, the man who many people here consider to be the father of modern south africa. south african president zuma was at one church with the ex-wife of nelson mandela, winnie, and he called for the country to get together. in fact, the family issued a statement tonight and said, keep the dream alive. here's a little bit more
legend nelson mandela. tomorrows memorial service will serve as a rare reunion of nearly all of the living american presidents. kpix5 is in the news room now and the number of dig any tar its i imagine is giving south african police quite a security challenge. >> reporter: yes, frank. more than 80,000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and thousands of police officers will be on hand and right now a memorial outside nelson mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africans who have come together since his death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a soccer stadium tomorrow. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he will attend the massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings the world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of keeping so many dignitar
mandela's fight. >> what we can all do is to make sure that we fight for what mandela fought for. he fought against oppression. it was this against people. they have no reason to celebrate mandela. >> more on the national day of prayer on al jazeera nick sheeve written. >> new mexico new mexico talked about a rainbo nation. his struggle wasn't only on behalf of black south sfrinz but all south sfrinzafricans but all south africans? >> new mexico new mexico mandela wanted to build a nation united in diversity. today, citizens young and old, of all races religions say mandela created that unity. at an inter faith service, south africans celebrated opportunities and respect that mandela provided thed them. >> it allows us to be united and proud of. down the road at an indian rally, perussia thanked mandela on behalf of changes. she was a second class citizen. apartheid didn't only segregate blacks? >> we were part of the deprived lot. her husband suffered the same. he remembers being humiliated just for eating dinner. >> we used to go down in the evening to buy something to eat. and we
. a outpouring of grief and reverence following the death of nelson mandela. south africans make tribute to those they feel the father of their country. mandela dedicated his life to fight for racial freedom and equality. he spent 2years in prison following that cause. he became the nation's first plaque president and a global symbol of hope even though as challenging of conflicts can be peacefully resolved. he died last night at his home surrounded by his family. he was 95. there is so much to say and so little time to do it but we'll do our best today. more on the life after legacy of this remarkable man coming up. >>> right now, today's top headlines and brand new stories you will see here first. jon: major developments in the case of missing teenager abigail hernandez. we're waiting an update from the fbi in a few minutes. we'll bring you the very latest. >>> plus as americans scramble to catch up on the new health care law. new accusations dozens of russian diplomats may have been scamming our existing system for big bucks. more on what they're accused of doing. >>> a hiker survives in freez
that continue outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. president obama will travel there to take part in events to honor his life. the country is planning a public memorial on tuesday. his burial takes place the following sunday. several memorial events are planned here in washington, including an official service next week at the national cathedral. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with the latest from there. >> reporter: good evening. right now, i'm standing outside the embassy and i'm in front of the ten-foot statue of nelson mandela unveiled two months ago. let me move out the way. it continues to grow with the flowers and a lot of folks tell me they are concerned a lot of people aren't coming tonight due to the weather. it's worth mentioning folks are honoring the iconic life of nelson mandela. >> it's a -- gosh, i want to say a happy sad. >> reporter: she has mixed emotions at the south african embassy over the death of mandela. he died at 95 years old. >> i don't think he would want us to be sad, you know, he lived a full life.
. >>> u.s. leaders will be making their way to south africa for the memorial service of nelson mandela. that's coming up after the break. >> do not miss howard's first alert forecast. it's coming up next. it's diffe >>> a good monday morning. still watching these pockets of rain. these areas in pink, even down to western north carolina still dealing with spotty light freezing rain. you see it from fauquier county. there's warrenton and fairfax. in poolesville erica was talking about the light freezing rain through frederick and caroll county. this is on top of some cases 8 inches of snow that we saw yesterday up north. really impressive snow bands from around -- north of winchester right in through westminster yesterday with the heavy, heavy snow bands. our forecast for today, we're going to start out with some early rain and freezing rain. milder this afternoon so it will be much better. i think even by lunch time here. even a peek or two of sun. highs between 39 and 44. a light wind turning to the southwest at about 5 miles an hour. believe it or not, we may see more snow on tuesday.
mandela. more than a hundred heads of state expected to attend. we'll have a live report from south africa next. >>> the have and the have notes. what's really standing in the way of closing the income equality gap. ronann farrow will join me to talk about the 2%. stay with us. [ male announcer ] it's 7am and steve is already thinking about tomorrow. which is why he's investing in his heart health by eating kellogg's raisin bran®. mom make you eat that? i happen to like raisins. [ male announcer ] invest in your heart health with kellogg's raisin bran®. when you don't have the time, there's new crest 3d white 1 hour express whitestrips. removes years of stains in just 1 hour. whitening without the wait. now get the best 3d white deal of the year at selected retailers. now get the best 3d white deal of the year ♪ you know, ronny... folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? i'd say happier than a bodybuilder directing traffic. he does look happy. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on ca
michelle obama will be in south africa on tuesday to pay their final respects to nelson mandela. they plan to attend a memorial in johannesburg at a stadium. the president will travel with former president george w. bush and laura on air force one. bill clinton and jimmy carter also plan to attend. the mandela family released their first statement since he passed away saying they've lost a great man. a son of the soil. here in d.c., a growing tribute outside the south african embassy in northwest. a steady stream of people have been coming since the news broke. one local d.c. resident said she was inspired by the former south african president and felt compelled to visit his statue. >> he was willing to give his life to what he believed in. he moved me. i had to be here. >> a memorial for mandela is being planned at the washington national cathedral on wednesday. >>> news 4 will have complete coverage as the world pays tribute to nelson mandela our. our own jim vance will also be in south africa next week. >>> an 85-year-old california man is home tonight after spending seven weeks as a pr
and legacy of celebrated antiapartheid leader nelson mandela who died earlier this week. his family is speaking out today forth first time paul is streaming live from johannesburg, south africa, with more on this. paul? >> reporter: it's two full days now since nelson mandela passed away and the crowds here are getting larger if that's possible to say. we just got a momentary lull behind me now but the crowds are getting larger every day. i would say that it's at least double the size of the crowd that was here outside the house yesterday. in fact, this is the african way of recognizing someone's passing by in some cases singing and dancing to truly celebrate his life. even nelson mandela's grandson visited the house with other family members and dignitaries to help the fest i. atmosphere. he was seen kissing babies and shaking hands. mr. mandela would not talk to fox news. he wanted and -- well, when i say wanted, he's due to appear in court. he's been taken to court by other members of the family because he illegally dug up members of the family who have deceased and moved them il
headed to south africa to honor nelson mandela. security is tight as the soccer stadium there hosts dozens of the most important world leaders. >>> mary landrieu cast the deciding vote for obama care. >> southern democrats under attack. could republicans turn the state red by picking off a few vulnerable dems? good morning, i'm chris jansing. washington lawmakers getting close to something that almost never happens these days, a deal. they're headed back to d.c. right now to hammer out the details, but this budget agreement may not be much to write home about. the "washington post" basically called the agreement a cease-fire. we don't know many of the details but it's no grand bargain. it doesn't deal with entitlements, the debt or tax reform and probably won't completely fix the sequester, but aides for senator patty murray and congressman paul ryan, the budget chairs working on the deal are at least determined to keep the government open and they think they can get the plan together for a vote later this week. one of the final sticking points in the deal could be unemployment. fri
and ethnicities took to the streets to celebrate the life of nelson mandela. flags are flying at half staff from havana to the united nations and in new york the empire state building is shining the colors of south africa's flag. the official memorial service in joe lanceburg johannesburg will be held -- johannesburg will be held december 10th. >>> washington will serve as an official site for the commemoration of mr. mandela's life. there are plenty of ways you can take part. you can leave flowers outside the south african embassy outside massachusetts avenue and northwest and go inside to stein a book of condolences -- sign a book of condolences. a steady stream of visitors did that today. >> i just wanted her to know how important that the work that he did for freedom was. >> the south african embassy will hold a vigil for mandela every night from 7:00 to 8:00. next wednesday morning at 11:00 there will be a service to celebrate nelson mandela's life at washington national cathedral. be sure to tune in tomorrow night at 9:00 nelson mandela, father of a nation, a cbs 48 hour special program e
storm is moving east and we could feel the effects tomorrow. >>> plus, nelson mandela's family speaking out for the first time since his death. and a costly crime spree. see the damage done in one d.c. neighborhood. >>> good evening, i'm adam toss it's the calm before the storm. winter weather blasted the midwest from texas to tennessee. subfreezing temperatures, snow and ice and we're going to get hit with snow, sleet and freezing rain tomorrow. state highway crews already treating local roads. and warning people to avoid driving if possible. tonight we're on storm watch. da darsie spencer has more. >> this just in, a winter weather advisory has been issued for washington and areas of southern maryland. areas back to the west after a winter storm watch. now these weather alerts will begin tomorrow morning, and they're going to run through monday morning. the greatest concern with the system will be freezing rain it could lead to power outages, especially for areas to the west of the district if we can switch computers over to max 22 where i can show you the winter storm watch and winte
. a week-long tribute in south africa for nelson mandela gets under way. the farewell will include president obama and former u.s. presidents. >>> newlywed murder. a trial set to begin today for a young bride accused of pushing her new husband off the cliff. as new details in this case emerge. >> edge of the world. no harness, no safety net. a daredevil takes his handstand to new heights. >>> and good monday morning. we begin with snow-covered runways and roadways following a wintry storm that seemed to catch people offguard. >> and it's not over yet. a look at the radar there. after a day of snow and ice, the slow-moving system still stretching from the deep south all the way up to maine. >> and this is what it did overnight in the northern suburbs of new york city, icy roads contributed to this nasty multi-car pileup in yonkers. it sent 40 people to the hospital. no one was killed. >>> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled today across the country. a number that's sure to grow. here's a live look at philadelphia's international airport where more than eight inches of snow fe
. >>> another memorial is scheduled in d.c. for nelson mandela. word that everyone who wants to attend may not get that chance. >>> welcome to "first read minute." i'm mark mur. >> i am dommenico. >> reaching some type of budget agreement. >> pretty amazing. after four years or so of not having a budget, this divide congress might actually come up with one. we've seen a lot of this before, reminds me of lucy and the football and charlie brown and it is friday the 13th. you never know. >> are they the ones that would end up the type of deal? south africa to attend nelson mandela's funeral. >> president obama being the first black president of the united states, talked about how he admired man tella from afar. he remembers seeing him from his >>> right now, people in south africa are remembering their president as people mark his death with prayer. celebrating his life. the 94-year-old chied thursday and will be buried one week from today. here in washington you have a chance to attend a memorial service for nelson mandela. offering a limited number of tickets for wednesday morning's memoria
for a third. >>> right now, people in south africa are remembering their former president, nelson mandela. these are live pictures from johannesburg this morning as people mark his death with a national day of prayer and reflection. places of worship around the country are celebrating his life. the 94-year-old died thursday and will be buried one week from today. >>> this morning, we now know that four of the five living u.s. presidents will head to south africa this week. former president jimmy carter says he will head to johannesburg this week. it comes after presidents barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush have announced they will pay their respects. george h.w. bush is unable to go because of health issues. watch for live reports throughout the week as people around the world say good-bye to nelson mandela. >>> this morning, we're keeping close watch on that winter storm as it moves in. how it is forcing agencies like metro to change up their plan this is weekend. >>> another chance of snow in the seven-day forecast. we're coming back in a moment. [ male announcer ] you know w
and why some oppose. >>> president obama heading to south africa for nelson mandela's funeral. how the service will serve as a rare union for other elite americans. >>> newschopper2 has just arrived. we're looking at lanes of the crash on highway 4 being cleaned up, live as we speak. you can see. the damage is already done. find out how long this back up is on highway. >>> when was the last time it was this cold? 1989, 1990, and 1972. moist words were set in 1972. we'll if we've set any -- we'll see if we've set any records yet -- coming up. >>> welcome back. 7:15. new this morning, president obama is on his way to south africa right now to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. now, you watched it here live on the morning news about two hours ago. president obama and first lady michelle obama boarding air force one. now, also on air force one for the trip to south africa former president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling
mandela. his family is reporting that mandela is not doing well. they say even from his death bed he is teaching his family patience and love and tolerance. he's now 95 years old and has been in and out of the hospital for respiratory problems over the past year. >>> the driver at the center of the deadly train derailment in the bronx admits he was in a days leading up to the crash. as a result the national transportation safety board has removed the rail union from the investigation for violating confidentiality rules. we get the latest now from lou young. >> reporter: federal crash investigators met with the locomotive engineer late tuesday at metro offices in north white plains. 46 year-old william rockefeller who was injured in the crash itself accepts blame for the fatal derailment saying he went into a kind of trance at the controls. >> i just know that there was a lapse and that was a nod or however they want -- however it will be explain dad and it was a mistake -- explained today and it was a mistake any of us could make. >> reporter: the 15-year employee of the railroad, bi
there are emotional celebrations of the life of nelson mandela. the former south african president and anti-apartheid leader died yesterday, and a memorial service is said to be one of the biggest events that africa has ever seen is now in the works and is planned for tuesday in johannesburg. his state funeral will be held on december the 15th. >>> and tonight, word that former president and mrs. george w. bush will attend the memorial service. the bushes will travel to south africa with president and mrs. obama on air force one. also word that former president bill clinton will be there as well. he has been talking about nelson mandela's legacy. president clinton telling fox news's ed henry that mandela gave him advice during the monica lewinski scandal, interestingly enough. he says that mandela, who spent 27 years in prison, taught him not to hate his enemies. >> i said, didn't you hate those people when you went in? i seen the pictures of you as a young man. you were really mad. he said, i realized they could take everything from me, everything except my mind and my heart. those things
imprisonment and conducted himself later is that he was a very, very good president. >> mandela died on thursday at the age of 95. his body will lie in state. president obama's phoned mandela's widow. san francisco will hold its own memorial for mandela wednesday at 8:00 a.m. it will be in the city hall rotunda. former mayor willie brown has been asked to organize the service. . >>> let's head over to rosemary orozco. we have the oakland holiday children's parade today. hoping for some good weather for that. >> it will be dry. bring the winter coat. you will need it again. behind this system cold air spilling into the bay area, could be breezy for some of us into the afternoon. it will be a chilly one. we'll struggle in the upper 40s the sun is shining it's makes its way up. another, i don't know, minute or two until the fish sunrise. we might be right up on it. we're clearing out this morning. let's look at some of the rainfall totals over the last 24 hours. .47 in napa. .4 in santa rosa. almost .3 for oakland, san francisco picking up almost .4. san jose picking up .13. we have s
if we have enough courage, we can say, i'm on a journey. i have a charge to keep. >> nelson mandela will be buried on sunday, sunday morning. of course, we'll have live coverage. that's it for me. thank you very much for watching. see you back 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." "newsroom" continues right now with brooke baldwin. >> great to be with you on this monday. i'm brooke baldwin live from new york. thank you so much for watching cnn here. this very moment, confusion and grief on a college campus after the death of a popular student. and still, there are few answers about what happened in his final moments. let me take you back to friday when all this happened. this young man is robert cameron greeds. 23 years young. an honor student at a catholic school in texas. investigators say he got into an off-campus scuffle with a campus police officer after being pulled over in the early hours of the morning for erratic driver. during this whole altercation, we're told the officer fired multiple shots killing him. his friends say he is not the kind of guy to fight with police
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